Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments

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Conodont stratigraphy and conodont biofacies of the shallow-water Kuh-e-Bande-Abdol-Hossein section (SE Anarak, Central Iran)

  • Ali BahramiEmail author
  • Peter Königshof
  • Hossein Vaziri-Moghaddam
  • Bahareh Shakeri
  • Iliana Boncheva
Original Paper


The Middle to Upper Devonian Kuh-e-Bande-Abdol-Hossein section in eastern Central Iran is an overall shallow marine, nearshore to open marine facies setting that contains a highly variable conodont record generally characterised by an Icriodid-Polygnathid biofacies. The lithology and the palaeoenvironmental setting is similar to other localities in Central Iran and exhibits numerous hiatuses. A continuous biostratigraphic record could not be established, but the section preserves the Givetian/Frasnian boundary. Based on the conodont record, major gaps also occur in the Famennian which confirms earlier results reported from other sections of similar palaeoenvironments in Central Iran.


Upper Givetian Frasnian Conodont biofacies Frasne-Event Bahram Formation Central Iran 



We thank both reviewers Thomas Suttner (Vienna, Austria) and Jeff Over (Geneseo, NY, USA) for their constructive comments.

Funding information

The authors thank the University of Isfahan, IR Iran, for financial and logistic support. Funding by the second author (P.K.) is acknowledged by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Project KO-1622/16-1).

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The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Geology, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of IsfahanIshafanIran
  2. 2.Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.Geological InstituteBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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